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UT-Austin partners with Chinese institut...

In October 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released a report critical of such foreign entanglements, specifically deeming contracts with China University of Petroleum a security risk.
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Safety concerns grow in Austin as the first day of the Texas legislative session dawns

Today is the opening day of the Texas legislative session. And after last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, security is a much bigger concern than it has been in recent memory. Lawmakers are having to consider what was

Texas football fans loving what Steve Sarkisian is doing in National Championship Game

Longhorns fans are excited about Steve Sarkisian after watching Alabama. Alabama is currently tearing up the Ohio State secondary in the College Football

Texas Supreme Court blocks county order for COVID-19 restaurant curfew

The Austin mayor was not happy with the decision, saying that his city is experiencing "uncontrolled spread" of the virus.

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CapitaLand Launches $300M Multifamily Joint Venture in Austin, TX

CapitaLand has formed a JV with a developer based in Austin to build $300 million in multifamily residential assets.

East Austin taco truck armed robbery caught on camera

The armed robbery of an East Austin taco truck was caught on surveillance video and the owner hopes releasing it will lead to an arrest.

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Former Texas Longhorns football coach Fred Akers dies at 82

Fred Akers, who nearly won two national titles at Texas after succeeding the legendary Darrell Royal as the Longhorns' football coach, has died at 82.

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Source: Urban Meyer isn’t coming to Austin, but Texas’ Tom Herman may not be safe yet

Urban Meyer, the three-time national championship winner, informed Texas officials in the last two days that he is not pursuing another coaching position because of health issues, a university source told the American-Statesman on Sunday night.

Texas Is Poised To End Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying In 2021 And Other States Are Likely To Follow Suit

Tens of millions of American taxpayer dollars are spent every year to hire contract lobbyists who represent local governments in state legislatures, often to advocate against taxpayer interests. Texas is set to become the first state where lawmakers put a stop to this practice.

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Texas football remains paused due to COVID-19 ahead of Kansas game

Texas football may have its game vs. Kansas football on Saturday postponed due to COVID-19. Texas football is dealing with a bit of a COVID-19 outbreak

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Chicken Salad Chick Expands Texas Footprint With Debut in Waco

Fast casual concept to celebrate opening on December 16 by offering free chicken salad for a year Auburn, AL ( Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only Southern inspired, fast ca

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Urban Meyer Reportedly Turns Down Texas Coaching Job For One Specific Reason

Rumors have been going haywire about Urban Meyer possibly returning to coaching and taking the Texas head coaching job, which isn’t officially vacant at the moment. Some Longhorn fans even

Evictions Of Coronavirus-Impacted Residents Low In Austin: Report

The Texas capital city joins Minneapolis as among the nation's big cities with the lowest level of evictions thanks to council action.

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Salud! Alcohol-to-go is closer to becoming Texas law

In the middle of a pandemic and tense transition of presidential power, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made a promise to keep to-go sales of alcohol in the state during his opening remarks to the house on Tuesday,

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Heavy police presence at Texas Capitol as lawmakers return

The start Tuesday of a new legislative session in Texas was guarded by an extraordinary show of state police and National Guard members, following the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week and new FBI warnings of armed protests nationwide ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

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Surveillance Camera Captures Texas Teen Beating His Mother To Death

The police reviewed the surveillance video at the home and found that the crime had been captured by the camera.

Thousands of Unemployed Americans Must Repay Overpaid Benefits

Many Pandemic Unemployment Assistance recipients are on the hook for overpayments, regardless of fault.

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Did Your Candidate Lose? Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Move to Canada

While our nation can’t agree on much right now, can we all put our differences aside and agree not to move to Canada if our candidate loses? Here are five reasons America reigns supreme, regardless of our leaders' ideologies.

Congratulations! Your Candidate Won! Now What?

Here are some do's and don'ts for making post-election society go a little more smoothly.

Keep Your Building or Construction Site Clean With Advantage Building Services

Advantage Building Services isn't afraid to get their hands dirty. They are more than prepared to clean and sterilize any commercial surface.

Texas Children's Pediatrics Westbank Pediatrics is network's newest location in Austin

PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Pediatrics (TCP), the nation's largest pediatric primary care network, today announced its 10 th location in Austin, Texas. Texas Children's Pediatrics Westbank Pediatrics – located at 4207 James Casey Blvd.

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How to Order a 'Buddy the Elf' Frappuccino Off Starbucks' Secret Menu

"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear"—or in this case, by ordering a "Buddy the Elf" Frappuccino at your local Starbucks!

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COVID Has Changed the Professional Cleaning World

2020 and COVID-19 have made us all take cleaning seriously. Let's look at what some of the best practices in workplaces are.

Cracking the Code on Gen Z Slang: Slaps, Vibes, Bet, and Other Terms Your Kids Are Saying

Need to talk to your kids but can't understand what they're saying? Need a guide to Gen Z slang and lingo? We've got the definitions to "cap," "simp," "sus," and so many more!

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8-Year-Old Texas Boy Named 2020 Mullet Champion

Jaxon Crossland, an 8-year-old from Celeste, Texas, now has a claim to fame that few others share; he sports a championship-winning mullet on the top of his dome.

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Hospital Capacity In The Dallas Area: See Latest Numbers

The still-growing caseload has placed an unprecedented strain on the nation's hospital system, which in many areas is hard put to keep up with an influx of new patients. New data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows just how great that strain has become on hospitals in Dallas County.

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The BEST Memes to Come Out of Inauguration Day 2021

While the events and celebrations were a bit different than in years' past, there are still plenty of memorable moments from the 2021 inauguration that have quickly become memes. Most notably, Bernie Sanders and his mittens.

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Denver's D'Evelyn Junior-Senior High School Band Chosen to Play for Inauguration

The talented group is one of only two high school bands chosen to perform.

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Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2021: Schedule of Events, Happenings

Find all the events, times, and viewing links for the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Today, Biden will be sworn into office as the 46th President, and Harris will make history as the first woman Vice President of the United States.

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Updated Road and Bridge Closures for Inauguration Day

As Inauguration Day events unfold, many roads and bridges around the area will be closed or restricted.

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President Trump Leaves Office on His Terms

America's 45th President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have left the House, but not without some parting words, Melania's classic fashion, and one last photo opportunity of both standing in the doorway of Air Force One waving goodbye—at least, for now.

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'Colorado Classic' Cancels 2 Years in a Row; Plans to Return in 2022

Following concerns regarding COVID-19, organizers of the cycling event have canceled the four-day race in 2021. Colorado Classic plans to return in 2022.

10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This Weekend (January 22–24)

Bottoms up! It's time for another fun-filled weekend in the DMV. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, January 22, to Sunday, January 24.

Metropolitan Washington 'Restaurant Week' Offering Take-Out Meal Deals

Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week is back on track for January 25, and we can hardly contain ourselves! For two weeks, restaurants in the District and NoVa will offer up unbeatable meal deals for carryout between $22, $35, and $55.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Girlfriend

Let us help you find the perfect gift for your girlfriend this Valentine’s Day.

VIDEO: TikToker Makes the Discontinued Opaque Blue Scooby-Doo Fruit Snacks

One TikToker actually took matters into her own hands after recently finding out about the change and made her own opaque blue Scooby-Doo fruit snacks. In a totally relatable voice-over, she laments the loss of the original snacks and calls the switch-up "overall completely evil."

Netflix Review: 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Season 4

A review of Season 4 of Netflix's "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," which aired on December 31, 2020.

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